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Peterbilt Completes Disc Brake Standardization on Model 579 

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on Peterbilt Model 579 completing the standardization of disc brakes for this model.

In 2012 Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 with front disc brakes to increase driver safety and reduce stopping distance. With the addition of rear disc brakes, Peterbilt has been able to further reduce stopping distance.

“Safety is one of the driving forces in our industry and we are continually evaluating how we can improve the driver experience,” said Robert Woodall, assistant general manager – Sales and Marketing. “Combining front and rear disc brakes is a testament to our commitment to providing the safest trucks on the road.”

Air disc brakes offer precise brake adjustment, better force distribution, even pad wear, and reduced brake fade. In addition to performance, air disc brakes are suited for fleets that require light-weight, fuel efficient vehicles.

In addition to the disc brake standardization, Peterbilt has made significant investments and commitments to safety such as adding standard options that include electronic stability control, Bendix® Wingman® and first in class lighting systems that increase visibility and headlamp coverage.

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